The Fernando Laires Piano Series will present George Li at 8 p.m. on March 5 in Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester.
The program will include Beethoven’s Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2; Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35; Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42; and Liszt’s Consolation No. 3 in D-flat Major, S. 172 and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, s.244/2.
Li won the silver medal at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, and received the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant.
His recital highlights include Carnegie Hall in New York City; Davies Hall in San Francisco; Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia; Munich’s Gasteig; The Louvre in Paris; Seoul Arts Center in South Korea; Tokyo’s Asahi Hall and Musashino Hall; National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing; Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois; Lanaudiere Festival in Canada; Edinburgh Festival in Scotland; and Montreaux Festival in Switzerland.
Li’s debut album was recorded live from the Mariinsky and released in October 2017. He gave his first public performance at Boston’s Steinway Hall at 10 years old. In 2011, he performed for President Obama at the White House in an evening honoring Chancellor Angela Merkel. Li won first prize in the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and received the 2012 Gilmore Young Artist Award.
Li currently studies with Wha Kyung Byun in the Harvard University/New England Conservatory joint program.
Admission costs $17-$27, $10 for students. Tickets are available by phone at (585) 274-3000, online at or at Eastman Theatre Box Office, 433 E. Main St., Rochester.